A loan of $1,850 helped a member to purchase wool.

Chasquis Group's story

The communal association “CHASQUIS” will begin its first cycle with Pro Mujer (For Women) as part of the "Centro Focal de Panamericana" communal bank. The group is comprised of seven members and is governed by a Board of Directors and Isidora, their President. The members of the communal association work in a variety of businesses including: alpaca wool spinning, selling sports jackets, selling knapsacks, sewing jackets, weaving textiles, selling meat-filled pastries, and weaving blankets.

The loan they take out will benefit these small-business owners including Isidora. She states that this is her first time joining Pro Mujer (For Women). She became a member after being invited to do so by a Pro Mujer promoter who visited her home.

She currently has a business weaving alpaca blankets. She began this business with a friend several years ago. She now has her own workshop. The loan will be used to increase resources; to purchase wool from communal fairs. After using it to make her products she will sell them from her place of business. This type of work allows her to generate resources to maintain her home as best she can. She is married and has seven children.

When people ask her why she likes Pro Mujer (For Women), her answer is that she likes its focus on health.

In this group: Isidora, Maria Isabel, Eliana, Lourdes, Vicenta, Dora , Monica

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Huras

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